from: Bunki Kramer (bkramer.us)
Los Cerros Middle School
968 Blemer Road
Danville, CA 94526
> Our school district made up a district notebook of emergency sub plans for
> k-12.> Every school has a copy and the subs are introduced to the book at
their > training.> It was developed to help teachers who have emergencies
come up or subs who > are not left with plans.
> It has been a great asset and the subs have gotten familiar with it and feel
> very comfortable with the notebook. In many cases it has proved to be a
This is an absolutely fantastic idea. Our wonderful (?) district provides
nothing to subs nor do the administrators (except the calling service which
is another frustrating story). Everything is left up to the individual
teacher to relay messages to the sub that day. Some teachers have made their
own sub folder but some haven't. I wish our district would take some
pointers from the other districts mentioned here. Since our sub list is
sooooo small..."duh" from what your other districts do...you have to "plan"
your adsences. If...heavens forbid...the unplanned absence occurs and none
of the few subs are available, then another teacher's prep is effected and
you have to re-imburse those teachers $20 each. All this tends to keep you
in your classroom unless you are dying...or close to. Maybe THAT'S their
Another sad tale is finding a student who happens to be in a rotation that
period. The counselors can't keep up with the rotations...don't seem to
remember when they change, etc...so they are constantly coming to us and
we're saying..."I had him two rotations ago", or "I haven't had him yet".
The excuse is they are on the "new" computer system...the "new" computer
system started 3 years ago, BTW.
And...I wouldn't venture into elementary territory for all the tea in China.
I think you elementary teachers are absolute angels and definitely
underpaid! You should be paid MORE than the rest of us just for patience
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